Meet Our Team: Mary Jane Sorrell, Chief Operations Officer

With GPS since 1988, MJ has seen a lot of changes in those years. What has not changed is the family-first, “do the right thing” values that are at the core of GPS. After starting as a Staffing Coordinator in the Columbia branch, MJ has worked her way through various Operations/Human Resources positions to her current role as Chief Operations Officer. She supervises the temporary/temporary-to-hire side of GPS’ business along with our direct hire division, Gallman Consulting.

MJ is a member of the American Staffing Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, Key Staff Group and the GPS Board of Directors.

An Indiana native and Purdue University graduate, MJ is thrilled to have moved south as soon as she could and currently lives in Chapin with her husband, Guy, and their Boykin Spaniel, Cooper. MJ loves her Lord, her families (home, work, church), the beach, and burying her nose in a good book. Oh, and dark chocolate!

To read about our wonderful staff, please click Meet Our Team.

GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Cranberry Dream Salad

GPS Holiday Recipes ~ Cranberry Dream Salad

by Mary Jane Sorrell at GPS Corporate
6-8 servings


1 cup whipping cream or 4-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
16-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce, cut up
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
2 3-ounce packages cream cheese, quartered
3/4 cups nuts

Whip cream in large mixer bowl, add pineapple. Blend cranberry sauce with mayonnaise, sugar and cream cheese.  Add nuts and fold in whipped cream and pineapple. Pour into tray or mold; freeze.  To serve, let stand at room temperature 15 minutes; slice and serve on lettuce.